Acupuncture can bring back absent or irregular cycles and get rid of breast pain, PMS, bloating, anxiety and poor sleep leading up to your period. It can also be used to reduce pain, migraine and heavy bleeding once your period begins.
Endometriosis is a debilitating and life altering condition for women of all ages but it can be supported and symptoms of pain and inflammation reduced and controlled with nutritional support, lifestyle help and acupuncture.
Stress plus poor diets high in sugar, dairy, meat and low in fibre, fruits, vegetables and whole foods exacerbate inflammation and increase period pain, low mood and PMS.
By reducing stress and inflammation with acupuncture and resolving deficiencies in key nutrients like B6, zinc, iron, iron and magnesium hormonal imbalances and genetic tendencies can be improved and even resolved naturally.
PCOS is probably the most common condition women seek help with and it can respond well to acupuncture and nutritional and lifestyle approaches which help reduce inflammation and support better blood glucose management, weight loss and hormonal balancing techniques which allow for more regular periods.
For more direct information about how Hanna can help you if you are diagnosed with PCOS, Endometriosis or have issues with your periods please contact her via the Contacts page or the clinic and she will call you back.
Our 40’s are a time of expansion and personal growth as well as increased family responsibility
We often still have young families or teenagers as well as ageing parents and careers to juggle.
Coping with our normal busy lives plus fluctuations in our hormones can leave us more vulnerable to low mood, sleep issues and anxiety.
A common feeling is a sense of overwhelm or being less stress resistant than we used to be. Lifestyle and a combination of herbs, acupuncture and stress reduction can help us readjust and rebalance so we feel more like our old selves again.
Fatigue, increased anxiety, frustration, heavy periods and weight gain around-the-middle can addressed and reverse with the support of an acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional programme.
The perimenopause is now getting the much needed attention it deserved. And we need to let all the women in our lives know that they don’t have to suffer in silence. They can feel better with the support of natural therapies, like acupuncture, diet and lifestyle changes which can help ease their symptoms and get them in better shape for the menopause.
The menopause has its challenges. For many, the biggest issue is not the much-feared night sweats. It’s more the poor sleep, anxiety and fatigue which follows in its’ wake.
Other women find weight gain, hot flushes, low libido, joint pain and poor mood to be their particular bug bear.
What’s important to remember about the menopause is that it is a time of adaption. Your body learns to get used to lower levels of oestrogen and progesterone and whilst it’s doing this it can be a bumpy ride.
What helps is to reach out to and get support from a variety of natural therapies as well as from your GP and other hormonal specialists.
A combination of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle change can help support your particular needs and ease you through smoothly and calmly.
If you would like more support please contact Hanna directly via the contact page or the clinic reception team and she will call you back for a chat before you book in.
From the very first session my hot flushes and night sweats diminished in frequency and intensity and just half a dozen treatments later I feel I’m a cool and happy person again”
Why Looking After The Adrenals Matters
After the menopause the body still makes oestrogen by changing hormones called androgens into oestrogen. Androgens are produced by the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys. A hormone called aromatase changes androgens into oestrogen.
Aromatase is produced mainly by fatty tissues – hence the additional few pounds of weight around our hips and thighs.
Acupuncture, nutritional advice and lifestyle changes can reduce hot flushes, support your adrenals and put the breaks on unnecessary weight gain – helping you to give your body the ingredients it needs to adapt to the freedom and opportunity of your new reality.
The Progesterone Steal
Stress hormones, like cortisol and progesterone are made from the same ‘mother’ hormone, pregnenalone. When we are constantly in ‘flight or fight’ it’s cortisol, our main stress hormone which takes the lion share of the ingredients.
The ‘progesterone steal’ as it’s called can mean that even though, both our oestrogen and our progesterone levels are declining in our 40’s, we tend to be more oestrogen dominant and have a relative lack of progesterone.
Low progesterone levels can make us feel low, on edge, stressed and less able to cope with the stresses and strains of our every day lives.
Excess oestrogen can also lead to extra think womb linings, fibroids, heavy bleeding and other oestrogen dominated issues like weight gain and bloating.
Looking after yourself ; addressing stress with meditation, mindfulness, counselling, diet and seeking out therapies like acupuncture and nutritional therapy can help take the strain off your adrenals; boost progesterone and help rebalance fluctuating hormone levels and calm the mind.